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State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605-1674
+1 706-542-1244
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Outstanding Kids Fun!

This is a great place to bring the family! Both my teenager and my 5 year old love going to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Funkymamales
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Athens, Georgia
via mobile
Pretty place

I was disappointed when we went. There had been an unexpected freeze the previous week that killed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
griffinp5595
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Omega, Georgia
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This 313-acre preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a horticulture laboratory and is open to the public.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (33 reviews)
“tropical plants” (14 reviews)
“hiking trails” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
LOCATION
2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605-1674
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+1 706-542-1244
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"gift shop"
in 33 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 14 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 24 reviews
"visitor center"
in 19 reviews
"accept donations"
in 7 reviews
"main building"
in 6 reviews
"green house"
in 6 reviews
"great trails"
in 8 reviews
"year round"
in 8 reviews
"indoor area"
in 6 reviews
"different areas"
in 7 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 8 reviews
"small cafe"
in 6 reviews
"my favorite place"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"in town"
in 10 reviews
"bloom"
in 37 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to bring the family! Both my teenager and my 5 year old love going to the gardens, and my husband and I are always happy to oblige!

Thank Funkymamales
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was disappointed when we went. There had been an unexpected freeze the previous week that killed most of the blooms. This was completely out of the control of the Gardens, of course. They did try to make up for it by burying potted flowering...More

Thank griffinp5595
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fun trip with plenty of plants and things to see. only one problem, there are tons of mosquitoes and other bugs around

Thank ranon l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The State Botanical Garden is free admission, but they ask for a donation. It is a wonderful facility considering that it's free (although I accidentally compare it in my mind to botanical gardens that are larger and paid admission). The outside portion of the botanical...More

Thank Huey L
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

thi your own paces is a quiet place of athens, its free ,but donations needed just apeaceful place to walk around at

Thank rodgerk943
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Spend an hour,spend the day, take a class.whatever you choose the lovely gardens are a pleasure. I have strolled the paths in a variety of seasons and each gas its own charm. Many classes are offered ,lace making , flower arranging to name 2 look...More

1  Thank mkh2016
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful sunny afternoon walking about the gardens. Many flowers in bloom. Nice educational experience as well. Excellent plant diversity. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy. We did not do any of the hiking trails.

Thank Joan R
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

One of the most beautiful spots in Athens. A great opportunity to get fresh air and exercise. There are a ton of paved trails through out the gardens plus miles of natural trails through the woods. If you or your kids are in to Pokemon...More

Thank sparkysarah
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I went there with my five year old grandson. He enjoyed the flowers and the indoor tropical garden -- saw a lizard there. Went on one of the trails for a hike -- down to the river and through a meadow of gorgeous yellow wildflowers....More

1  Thank 58DavidAthens
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

What a beautiful wedding inside the Atrium, amid the plants, tress and flowers. Simply breath taking.

Thank Diana A
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Carol S
28 March 2017|
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Response from rleveret | Reviewed this property |
It's free to park and visit although they appreciate donations. I usually try to put a few dollars in the box by the entrance whenever we attend but its not required or expected.
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BhayB
21 March 2017|
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Response from rleveret | Reviewed this property |
Yup! Not as much as there will be in a few more weeks but lots of tulips and daffodils!
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210happytraveler
1 June 2015|
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Response from rleveret | Reviewed this property |
There are a good number of paved trails that are, but there are more unpaved trails that are not. The paved trails to cover the majority of the actual gardens though while the unpaved trails are just nature trails.
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